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To Spank or Not to Spank?

Posted on 10/28/2014

It’s time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I’ve been informed that I believe in it, which is...

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Spanking

Posted on 3/30/2016

My spouse picks up the kids (ages 6 & 8) from their afterschool program one day a week. This week he confirmed with kids they had their homework, lunch boxes, etc. before leaving. After arriving...

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4 yo Driving Mom Crazy!

Posted on 3/22/2016

I am at a loss at what my exact question is, because pretty much all of my just-turned-four-year-old's behavior is confusing me. Suddenly in the past several months, every I say is wrong; if I say...

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Four Year old not listening

Posted on 3/31/2015

My four year old son is having a very difficult time listening to adults and doing what we say. About three weeks ago we started having him go to his room right after dinner because he was not...

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3 yo tantrums and defiance

Posted on 4/30/2014

My daughter (35 months old) is usually an obedient and a happy child who is eager to please. She seems to have come out of the terrible twos. She has recently started family daycare just once a...

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